More On Japanese Nut-Crushing Doritos

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Adverb keeps us up-to-date on their provocative exploration of Doritos Japan Nut-Crushing Package Design by elaborating on the campaign and interpreting the text. And oh, it was more nut-crushingly delightful than we ourselves could have conceived.

The line of black corn, chili-taco flavoured chips belong to a promotion called "Tights-kun Doritos" or "Buddy-boy in tights Doritos." The aforementioned is a prolific animated porn character and aficionados are collecting variations on the packaging.

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by Angela Natividad    Nov-29-06    
Topic: Good, Packaging



Telecom Arnet Donates Hairplugs for New Broadband Customers

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Argentina's Telecom Arnet got into the holiday spirit and went into charity this month. Juan Manuel Fraga, a decade or two past his sexual prime and balding all the while, serves as the poster child for Todos Por un Pelo. For every new customer who signed up for broadband in November, Fraga got a hair implant courtesy of Arnet and a Canadian clinic run by Dr. Tomas Ballve.

We're not even sure how to approach this but the shit was funny. We would totally have jumped at the chance to sign up for broadband in Argentina if we could watch those hairplugs get pulled out one by one. Maybe that can be a follow-up campaign.

Check out how Juan looks now. - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Nov-29-06    
Topic: Cable, Good, Strange



Alcohol Makes For 'Unhappy Hour'

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We find it really difficult to bash any effort that aims to reduce teen binge drinking so we're not going to. But there's no need to in this case. We're going to applaud this effort by Grey San Francisco for the Youth Leadership Institute called Unhappy Hour that succinctly addresses the subject with a concise definition of binge drinking, informative facts about alcohol content and its effect, information on how parents, students, educators and researchers can help and, finally, two spots that feature conversations between friends that would never happen if alcohol weren't in play.

by Steve Hall    Nov-29-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Online



Radar Magazine Just...Won't...Die, Returns Again

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In this week's Advertising Age, that on again, off again culturati wannabee magazine Radar has placed an ad announcing its return. We've lost count but we think this is at least the third time the magazine has attempted a comeback. While we've seen all manner of magazine ads touting their numbers as if they were the only choice a media buyer could possibly make, there's something cheekishly inventive about this Radar ad. Especially the last fact: 0 subscriptions ordered by the Holmes-Cruise residence.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-06    
Topic: Good, Magazine



Freezing Cold Hot Woman Can't Keep Clothes On

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With Winter approaching, Lynx (Axe in the U.S.), the only company that, over and over again, seems to successfully be able to milk sexual innuendo for all its worth has released yet another man-friendly amusement site filled with women who can't seem to kept their clothes on. This site, LynxBlow, offers visitors to the chance to help a poor, freezing woman standing in the snow warm up by, yes, blowing at her through your computer's microphone. Unfortunately - or fortunately for the viewer - when wind comes her way, her clothes get blown off. She doesn't seem to mind though and winks knowingly at the viewer like some sort of Eskimo exhibitionist with an Arctic freeze fetish.

Thankfully, through the kindness of our friends at Dare who worked on the creation of this visual pleasure, you don't even have to go thought the site set up to see the "goods." You can see all the best blow off scenes in a YouTube video here.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-06    
Topic: Good, Online, Racy, Video



Refugee Issue Likened to Suicide

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There's nothing quite like the attention-grabbing abilities of a spot that opens with a gun to a guy's head. For the United Nations Refugee Agency, DraftFCB Lisbon created a compelling spot that promotes the 7th International Conference on Refugees on November 29-30. The commercial uses suicide as the analogy for refugee concerns aligning the act with taking the lives of those who are still alive and in need of rescue.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good



LA Weekly Lets People Add to Campaign

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The ongoing LA Weekly campaign is dipping its toes into the consumer-generated space with Blank Blankly, a section of their site that allows people to upload an image, add some text and, poof, create an ad similar to the newspaper's campaign that's been running for quite some time. Trouble is, once you've upload your image and make a mistake like we did, it doesn't appear you can edit it after the fact. And adding the copy? Well we gave up in frustration. Of course, it could be that we're just not that smart around here and the promotion is a great one. You decide.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-06    
Topic: Campaigns, Consumer Created, Good, Newspaper, Online



Bridgestone Sticks Its Tongue Out At Ice

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While the image on this Bridgestone billboard does, perhaps, conjure images of that kid who gets his tongue stuck on the light pole in that Christmas movie they play every year and allude to traction, Adrants reader Matt found it to be "phuckin' gross!" We're undecided on the "phuckin gross" thing but we do think it's far better advertising than most bland tire ads wasting space in various media.

by Steve Hall    Nov-28-06    
Topic: Creative Commentary, Good, Outdoor, Strange



Chips. Nut-Crushing. Japan. Need We Say More?

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We wish we could come up with a title or description better than Adverb's "Doritos Japan Nut-crushing Package Design" but the fact is we can't - it is simply too apt. Even parsing it won't make it any better than that title already is: Doritos. In Japan. Makes nut-crushing package for chips.

Look closely because YES! - that is indeed a foot on the yellow man's nuts. Why do Japanese ads always hurt so good? - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Nov-27-06    
Topic: Good, Packaging



Durex Makes Superhero Cutouts for Your Little Friend

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Yes, yes, we know there's a flashbulb obstructing the image but this was too good not to share. We found this Durex ad in a men's restroom in a city dominated by college students, and we can't help but wonder how many actually put scissors to print and let their little buddies fly forth and conquer.

The text definitely leaves no room for the imagination. Or does it in fact encourage the imagination to reach mighty new heights? Maybe Durex should hawk a superhero cape for both heads and not just one. - Contributed by Angela Natividad

by Angela Natividad    Nov-27-06    
Topic: Good, Poster, Racy








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